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Collection de l'Art Brut

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Address: avenue Bergieres 11 av, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 21 315 25 70
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Extraordinary - mix of talent and madness , touching and breath taking - one of the best

Love love love this museum. Several floors of artworks covering ceramics, Clay , embroidery, drawing and painting and more. The potted history beside each piece gives you an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love love love this museum. Several floors of artworks covering ceramics, Clay , embroidery, drawing and painting and more. The potted history beside each piece gives you an insight into the sometimes very traumatic story behind the artist. Many of the artists suffer from schizophrenia or autism and their take on life dominates their art. We spent a fantastic 2... More 

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Mackay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the first Saturday of the month which is always free of charge. This is a fascinating collection and every room holds displays which are linked by the common theme of a mental instability or illness which has inspired some amazing and fascinating images and art work. It is well displayed and documented and is very well put... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine line between genius and insanity but on the other hand I'm not sure many of these artists would be confused with Picasso.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting concept of a museum. Does depend on what is on show, as to whether you like it all. But the stories of each person, by their art is really cool.

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Thank pk_1878
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is highly rated on TA for a great reason. This is a seriously curated museum of art by non traditional artists for art lovers and, as in my case the husbands that are less interested, but tolerate their spouses taste in the arts. Really beautiful images and sculpture mostly created by artists that were institutionalize door mental health... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you don't know what "art brute" is, you'll be surprised to discover so many different creations that have a unique inspiration. Each piece of art is conceived by the artist without any knowledge of mainstream art techniques. It is solely the vision of the artist that gives birth to the art. You can find sculptures, drawings, paintings, bizarre objects... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a really nice collection, and it's set up differently every year depending on the theme of the temporary exposition they organize. You can find there some really beautiful and original drawings and paintings, I like most the ones dealing with details and/or with serial reproduction of a subject. A really good way to get to know a little of... More 

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Thank Francesca B
Dallas, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This wonderful museum exhibits the works of artists who have various types of mental handicaps and have been interned in asylums. Much of the collection is possible thanks to the work of artist Jean Dubuffet. I can't say enough about the fascinating nature of this art and one can spend hours in this house examining the work of the hundreds... More 

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Thank James B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Europe is rich in terms of its art collection. This museum however stands out as it is artwork from people who are not a part of mainstream society (prisoners, patients, loners etc.). Awesome work!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Much better than expected for a small city. Eclectic mix of lesser known artists using a multitude of mediums and subjects. Well lit, organized and labeled. Four floors with the right amount of art. I am still amazed at the artists stories.

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